can I print from wireless laptop?

October 18, 2006 at 06:43:47
Specs: Win XP, 1.5 gHz, 768 MB RAM
After some trial and error, I finally got my wireless home network up and running last night. I have a desktop PC that is hardwired to the cable modem and printer, a Netgear wireless router, and a Sony laptop setup with a wireless card.

Once I got everything up and running, I was able to share files and drives across the network, but I couldn't figure out how to share the printer, which is currently attached to the desktop PC. Can I print from the wireless laptop to the printer using the desktop as a go-between?

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October 18, 2006 at 07:15:02
Yes you can. THIS article tells you how to do it. Read it thoroughly. If no joy post back.


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October 18, 2006 at 07:37:41
You can also follow the steps below:

First, go to the (desktop) computer that is directly connected to the printer:

0. Click Start → Control Panel → Printers And Other Hardware → Printers And Faxes.

1. Click on the printer you wish to share.

2. Click Share This Printer in the Task Pane.

3. In the printer's Properties dialog, click the Sharing tab.

4. Click Share Name and OK.

Going back to the laptop:

0. Click Start → Control Panel → Printers And Other Hardware.

1. Click Add A Printer.

2. In the "Add Printer Wizard" when asked whether the printer is a local or network printer, select "A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer".

3. In the next screen, select the option to Browse For A Printer and click Next.

4. Select the appropriate printer from the list and continue with the wizard.

The above should be self-explanatory to most folks, but if you need a step-by-step illustration, here's one as well.


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